December, 2018

Redefining Work - Leveraging Human Capabilities in a Future of Expanding Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will labor markets evolve in our 21st century digital economy? What’s the likely future of jobs, given that our increasingly smart machines are now being applied to activities requiring intelligence and cognitive capabilities that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans?

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Culture 2 of 7: the canvass

Dave Snowden

I’m using the metaphor of a painting to provide structure to this series and all paintings have to start somewhere. One of the reasons for this is the sense of doing something with intent.

The Threat and Opportunity of Lifelong Learning

John Hagel

Our conversations and media are increasingly consumed by the topic of the “future of work.” And, within this topic, one of the buzzwords that has emerged and acquired increasing prominence is “lifelong learning.” The message is that, in a more rapidly changing world, we’re all going to have to abandon the traditional notion of going to school to learn and then going into a career to apply the learning we’ve received.

saving democracy

Harold Jarche

Why do younger people generally think it is less essential to live in a democracy? Perhaps it’s because the times are changing. The first democracies (USA, France, and gradually the UK) emerged about 300 years after the invention of the printing press.

Highlights From The 2018 Global Peter Drucker Forum

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: November 29 and 30 witnessed over 1000 people descending on Vienna, Austria for the 10th annual Global Peter Drucker Forum. Vienna was the birthplace of. Dan's Related Posts: My Hopes for the Drucker Forum #gpdf14.

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MWL Newsletter No 96

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the period 16-29 December 2018. the case for PKM, threat & opportunity of lifelong learning, truth act behavioural change, & more]. Modern Workplace Learning

Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent issue of The Economist included a special report on cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

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More Trending

Questions for the New Year

John Hagel

As we enter the New Year, it’s an opportunity to step back and reflect in an increasingly hectic world. In an earlier post , I suggested we need to find time to reflect in a world increasingly dominated by flows – it’s a healthy form of friction that can actually enhance our ability to generate more insight from flows. Embrace the New Year as an invitation to reflect. One area for reflection is what we are doing to accelerate our learning.

work in 2018

Harold Jarche

When we look at the future of work, the loss of current jobs, and the effects of automation, we should use a compass to guide us, not a list of what the skills of the future may look like.

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Big News! I’m Leaving TELUS (sorta) And Going Solo

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Just a few weeks ago I passed my 10-year service anniversary at TELUS. What a blast. What a decade. I remember working with some team. Dan's Related Posts: Fifteen Years After My MBA. My Next Role Is … Sheri Quit Her Job And Regained Her Purpose Sweet Spot. Three Tough Questions Answered About Purpose. Download Chapter 1 of “The Purpose Effect” For Free. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link].

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The 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018

Jane Hart

Here are the 10 most read articles in the Modern Workplace Learning Magazine in 2018. 1 – Classroom training and E-Learning are the least valued ways of learning. This is what it means for L&D Jane Hart, 22 May 2018. Modern Workplace Learning

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about a recently published World Bank report, The Changing Nature of Work. The report highlights the increasing importance of investing in human capital by both the public and private sectors.

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Twelvetide 18:01 introducing axiology

Dave Snowden

I’ve managed to attempt, and sometimes complete, a series of Christmas posts most years on a range of subjects. I think I started in 2009 with a series of foods, then skipped to Children’s Books in 2012.

Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

What is a learning experience platform? Suddenly the phrase seems ubiquitous, but what does it mean? It’s been on my mental ‘todo’ list for a while, but I finally spent some time investigating the concept.

“the number one critical skill set”

Harold Jarche

“Imagine you’re trying to fix a problem, dealing with a crisis, or even just replying to someone, responding to a query, thinking about a possible solution. Most people deal with the issue at hand. That’s great already!

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Did GM Have To Fire 14,000 People?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: General Motors made a large and stunning announcement recently, confirming roughly 15% of its global workforce will be terminated or bought out. More than 14,000. Dan's Related Posts: This IBM Employee Quit Her Job.

Jane Hart’s Pick of the Year

Jane Hart

My 30 favourite posts and articles in 2018. I think you will quickly spot the the theme running through them all. Modern Workplace Learning

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The Jobs Outlook for 2022

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs Report 2018. T he report takes an in-depth look at the world of work in what the WEF calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Culture 3 of 7: Identify the big shapes

Dave Snowden

While having specific goals is not possible in a complex system, and any cultural change is complex, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have a sense of direction and/or purpose. When a painter starts on their canvass they have a sense of what they are going to create.

Google vs. Bing

Doc Searls

In search , Google has a 90%+ share worldwide. But I’m not sure that makes it a monopoly, as long as it has real competition. With Bing is does. For example, recently I wanted to find a post Andrew Orlowski wrote for The Register in the early 00s. I remembered that it was about The Cluetrain Manifesto (which he called “Candide without the irony”—a great one-liner I can’t forget), and also mentioned John C. Dvorak , another Cluetrain non-fan.

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nine shifts — one is critical

Harold Jarche

Nine Hours. In 2004 Bill Draves and Julie Coates wrote Nineshif t: Work, life and education in the 21st Centur y. That was the same year I started blogging here. Nineshift is based on the premise that there will be a major shift in how we spend 9 hours of each day. “There are 24 hours in a day.

Three Ways To Take Back Control Of Your Time

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Normally I have a 10-minute rule. If I am scheduled to have a virtual meeting with someone (telephone, Skype, Zoom, etc.) I’ll give him or. Dan's Related Posts: Is Your Corporate Culture The Root Cause Of Bad Meetings?

MWL Newsletter No 94

Jane Hart

Posts and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 2-8 December 2018 [who’s responsible for reskilling future workers? guide employees to own their own learning. MWL 2019] . Modern Workplace Learning

Human Capital and the Changing Nature of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

People have long feared that machines are coming for our jobs. Throughout the Industrial Revolution there were periodic panics about the impact of automation on work, going back to the so-called Luddites , - textile workers who in the 1810s smashed the new machines that were threatening their jobs.

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Twelvetide 18:08 meaning making

Dave Snowden

Some years ago I was at an Academy of Management meeting in Washington DC to receive an award for original contributions to the field of knowledge management.

It's always the small things.

Euen Semple

In the current turmoil brought about by Brexit and Trump it is so easy to think that we need to do something, to take action, to do something grand, to join a movement, to wave banners. But if we see the world as dominated by grand things, big things, things that we have no control over, then we either go numb and feel powerless, or we overreact and provoke a counter-reaction.

best finds of 2018

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Here are the best finds of 2018. Wise Words.

Dan Pontefract December 2018 Playlist (Christmas Edition)

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I am a big fan of Christmas. So much so, I have collected over 20 glühwein (hot mulled wine) Christmas mugs over the years. Dan's Related Posts: What John Lennon Taught Me About Thinking. Dan Pontefract February 2018 Playlist. Favourite Posts of 2013 That I Wrote & Published. A Shooting Dallas Star. Dan Pontefract April 2018 Playlist. Thanks for reading. visit the original at [link]. Music Christmas Dan's Music Playlist Xma

MWL Newsletter No 95

Jane Hart

Articles and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 9-15 Dec 2018 AI and the future of humans, L&D pain points, difference between training & coaching, Learning Experience systems, balancing autonomy and control, the role of Modern Learning Advisor, & more.

Thinking Strategically

Clark Quinn

Repurposed from another use. In today’s increasing rate of change and competition, coupled with growing ambiguity and uncertainty, L&D just can’t be about delivering courses on demand.

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Twelvetide 18:05 metaphor

Dave Snowden

Yesterday’s post looked at a case in which narrative techniques were used to present individual leaders with multiple challenging perspectives; seeing themselves as others see them.

#2 Story of the Year

Nine Shift

The $15 an hour minimum wage made big strides this year. Some 20 states increased their minimum wages, and Amazon, Charter Communications, Target, and other corporations are moving their minimum pay up to, or close to, $15/hour.

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A meteor miss

Doc Searls

So yesterday evening, not long after sundown, we drove out to our usual spot in the countryside west of Santa Barbara to watch a big launch of a big rocket — NROL-71 — from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch had been scrubbed three times already, the last one only seven seconds from ignition.

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The Wrong Choice

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Joanne Jacobs links to an article titled Why I Wish I Hadn’t Gone to College by Keri Savoca. Savoca writes that she would have been a lot better off had she spent the 11 years doing something else. "I

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The role of the Modern Learning Advisor in today’s workplace

Jane Hart

The work of the modern Learning & Development function is no longer just about designing, delivering and managing training experiences, but about enabling and supporting continuous improvement, learning and development. To do this, therefore, requires a different type of learning professional from the standard roles found in the workplace, i.e. instructors, facilitators and instructional designers. Modern Workplace Learning

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democracy and equality

Harold Jarche

Will technology empower or frustrate learning and will established powers control individuals or will something new emerge? These were the questions asked during the The Edinburgh Scenarios in 2004. The resulting scenarios were as follows.

Culture 7 of 7: Completion

Dave Snowden

When I started this series I said I was going to follow the metaphor of creating a painting with a twist at the end.